the onset of recorded history, like individuals have gathered in
fellowship to ensure preservation of shared interests and in support
of the common good. The Noble Company of St. Mary of Walsingham
perpetuates chivalric honor through reflection, discipleship, and
stewardship; its hereditary core of one hundred Companions forms a
uniquely distinguished cadre of excellence proven through personal
and professional achievement.
Noble Company is a continuation of the patrician societies and noble
companies of the Holy Roman Empire and Italian states. The
Noble Company continues the legacy of Patrician honor and service
under the ideals of Christian nobility...noblesse oblige (nobility obligates).
The Noble Company's spiritual seats are Santa Maria Antiqua (in
Rome) and Walsingham (England). When vacancies occur, suitable
candidates are considered for membership at the levels of Esquire,
Sergeant, or Hereditary Companion. Candidates are considered
internationally, based on their record of personal achievements and
highly selective and honorable private society of men and women from
around the world, the Noble Company works in the background to make a
positive difference in the lives of others. Companions do not seek
public glory. Privacy serves to enhance humility, unselfish service,
and the spirit of academic discussion.
of the Noble Company is bestowed at the discretion of the Grand
Master to those honored with membership as Companions. The collar is
a symbolic reminder of the Obligation of the Companion, to be held,
worn, and cherished as long as the Companion and future heirs remain
in good standing.
these ends; We, the Companions of the Noble Company of St. Mary of Walsingham:
together select leaders and their families to perpetuate a unique,
non-denominational Christian fellowship focused on leadership,
charity, and service;
our membership by private invitation to 100 like-minded Companions
worldwide. We offer membership only once in a lifetime;
the premise that with great honor comes great responsibility; that
membership is not offered for what we have done, but for we are
expected to do;
committed to the most noble ideals and conduct exemplified by our
individual and collective acts of unselfish service and devotion to
the welfare of others, and do so with minimal pomp or bureaucracy.
you have what it takes to be one of us?
our membership page.